University of Georgia wants student newspaper to stop catching people doing bad things
Top editors and much of the staff at the University of Georgia's student newspaper have resigned en-masse
following managerial changes, and proposed content guidelines, that undermined editorial independence. Student newspapers like this one are independent entities: Students run them from top to bottom and faculty/consultants operate as advisers, not editors. Students have the final word. The University of Georgia hired a non-student manager and gave him veto power over editorial decisions. Meanwhile, the paper's editor-in-chief says she felt pressure to not publish certain content, and a leaked memo showed non-student board members wanted the paper to stop covering so much negative or "bad" news
, such as "content that catches people or organizations doing bad things."